True, but part of the problem if there is one, I'm sure every event there is newbie's working that may take longer than you to figure out how to deal with it! The change to me doesn't hurt anything, if it helps a little that is a good thing.What do I know as I have only been working Enduros for 25 years or more, including many Natonals, ISDE qualifiers, etc. My first enduro it took me about two rows of riders to start shouting out 3 "Alpha", 4 "Charlie, 5 "Delta". Same thing every other check worker has probably done as well forever.
All Texas enduros are scored electronically now through LiveLaps, which uses a scan from a cell phone. Phones are provided by TSCEC scoring. However, as long as humans are involved and technology is counted on, then there will be a requirement for back up sheets--which requires verbal communication among check workers.
So, a solution to a problem that really did not exist is how I see this. But, that is the world we live in now.
I don't think you are a beginner, ha! Anyway, you are correct. The last race at Hidden Falls, it seemed most checks were run by new to our sport volunteers., most likely with a crash course 1 minute training on how to scan with Livelaps. We are lucky in our club to have old farts as checkpoint leaders.Probably, but if you never worked a check it gets hectic, for us beginners anyway. KISS, as much as possible.
Your club does have a bunch of old farts, I can detect the scent by the time I get west of Wichita Falls!I don't think you are a beginner, ha! Anyway, you are correct. The last race at Hidden Falls, it seemed most checks were run by new to our sport volunteers., most likely with a crash course 1 minute training on how to scan with Livelaps. We are lucky in our club to have old farts as checkpoint leaders.
Still, issues come up. Last year at our LTR LoneStar Enduro, our check was the textbook example of how it works with LiveLaps. Every rider scanned without delay--well, until one of the fastest riders in Texas, Cole Kirkpatrick, came through. We could not get the scan complete--started moving the phone in and out, up and down, the whole time Cole is NOT happy. Finally after about 20 seconds, the scan registered. It was correct on the back up sheet and everything was good, but it got Cole pretty excited.
Then we had another 200 riders go through and everything was perfect again.